'''Edward Carpenter''' (29 August 1844 – 28 June 1929) was an England|English socialism|socialist poet
, and early LGBT social movements|LGBT activist
[Warren Allen Smith: ''Who's Who in Hell, A Handbook and International Directory for Humanists, Freethinkers, Naturalists, Rationalists, and Non-Theists'', Barricade Books, New York, 2000, p. 186; ISBN 978-1-56980-158-1.]
A poet and writer, he was a close friend of Rabindranath Tagore
, and a friend of Walt Whitman
["Excerpt from Gay Roots Vol. 1: THE GAY SUCCESSION The following document first appeared in ''Gay Sunshine Journal'' 35 (1978) and was reprinted as an appendix to the Allen Ginsberg interview in the book ''Gay Sunshine Interviews'', Volume 1, Gay Sunshine Press, 1978." http://www.leylandpublications.com/exc_gaysuccess.html, retrieved 09/16/2014]
He corresponded with many famous figures such as...